50 Common Russian Last Names And What They Mean

Not many people are aware that Russian names have secret meanings which are difficult to decipher. For example, you may not know that “Putin” implies a person who “travels over the trail” and “Stalin” is actually someone who is “manufactured from metal.”

If you are finding it tough to digest this fact we have more to offer you. Here are some interesting Russian names that have meanings which are bound to stun you.

Russian Last Name Start With ‘A’

  • Alexeev — Defender
  • Abakumov — Embrace
  • Agapov — Love
  • Agafonov — Kindness
  • Antonov — Priceless
  • Andreyev — Manly

Russian Last Name Start With ‘B’

  • Babanin — Yin Woman
  • Bobrov — Beaver
  • Balabanov — Tame Bear
  • Bykov — Bull
  • Balandin —  Crater Located On The Moon
  • Baranov — Ram
  • Bogomolov — Pious One
  • Borodin —  Bushy Beard
  • Bortsov —  Wrestler

Russian Last Name Start With ‘C’

  • Chernov — Black
  • Chaban — Shepherd
  • Chugunkin — Cast Iron
  • Chernoff — Dark Skinned

Russian Last Name Start With ‘D’

  • Davydov — Beloved
  • Devin — Sorcerer
  • Dmitriev —  Devoted/dedicated To Demeter (Greek Demetrios)
  • Drozdov — Thrush
  • Drozdov — Thrush

Russian Last Name Start With ‘E’

  • Egorov — Farmer

 

Russian Last Name Start With ‘G’

 

  • Gorbachev — Hunchback
  • Gorky — Extremely Bitter
  • Gusev  — Goose

 

Russian Last Name Start With ‘I’

 

  • Ibragimov   —  Son of Abraham
  • Ivanov  —  God’s Grace

Russian Last Name Start With ‘K’

  • Krupin  —  Grain
  • Kalashnik  —  Bread Maker
  • Kamenev  —  Kamenev
  • Kozlov  —  Goat
  • Kotov  —  Cat
  • Krovopuskov  —  To Let Blood
  • Kuznetsov  —  Blacksmith
  • Krupi  —  Grain

Russian Last Name Start With ‘L’

  • Lagunov  —  Water Barrel
  • Lebedev  —  Swan

Russian Last Name Start With ‘M’

  • Medvedev  —   Bear
  • Meknikov  —  Miller
  • Mikhailov  —  Son Of Mikhail
  • Molchalin  —  Silent
  • Molotov  —  Hammer
  • Morozov  —  Bitter Cold

Russian Last Name Start With ‘N’

  • Nikolaev — Flower People

Russian Last Name Start With ‘O’

  • Orlov  — Eagle

Russian Last Name Start With ‘P’

  • Pasternak — Parsnip
  • Pavlov — Small
  • Petrov — Stone
  • Petukhov — Cockerel
  • Plotnikov — Carpenter
  • Popov — Priest
  • Portnov — Tailor
  • Prostakov — Simpleton
  • Putin — One Who Travels Along The Road

Russian Last Name Start With ‘R’

  • Rabinovich — Rabbi’s Son
  • Rasputin — Crossroads
  • Rozhdestvensky — Christmas
  • Rybakov — Fisherman

Russian Last Name Start With ‘S’

 

  • Semenov — God That Hears
  • Smirnov — Meek
  • Sobakin — Dog
  • Sobol — Fur Trader
  • Sobolev — Sable
  • Sokolov — Bird Of Prey
  • Sorokin — Magpie
  • Stalin — Made Of Steel
  • Stepanov — Crown

Russian Last Name Start With ‘U’

  • Ustrashkin — Intimidate
  • Utkin —  Duck

Russian Last Name Start With ‘V’

 

  • Voznesensky — habitational
  • Vinogradov  — Grapes
  • Voronin  — Raven
  • Vasiliev — Royal
  • Volkov — Wolf
  • Vorobyev — Sparrow
  • Voznesensky — Ascension

Russian Last Name Start With ‘Y’

  • Yakovlev — Son Of Yakov
  • Yablokov Apple
  • Yurtaev Good luck

Russian Last Name Start With ‘Z’

  • Zhuravlev — Crane
  • Zima — Winter
  • Zolotov — Gold

 

Source: Thoughtcatalog.com, Todiscoverrussia.com, Momjunction.com

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